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  • Description

    a set of programs for macromolecular phasing. SHELXC provides a simple and fast way to set up the files for the programs SHELXD (heavy atom location) and SHELXE (phasing and density modification) for macromolecular phasing by the MAD, SAD, SIR and SIRAS methods. hkl2map provides a simple user interface to SHELX and is installed separately.

  • Usage

    To list all executables provided by SHELX-2013, run: $ sbgrid-list shelx-2013 Copy to clipboard
  • Usage Notes

    SHELX-2013 is freely available to non-profit labs, but each lab must register with George Sheldrick before we can install the software. To include this software in your installation, please register at then send a copy of your registration confirmation to us at

  • Installation

    Use the following command to install this title with the CLI client: $ sbgrid-cli install shelx-2013 Copy to clipboard Available operating systems: Linux 64, OS X INTEL
  • Primary Citation*

    G. M. Sheldrick. 2008. A short history of SHELX. Acta Crystallographica Section A. 64(1): 112-122.

    • *Full citation information available through

  • Citation Note

    Please visit the SHELX homepage for more information on SHELX and to download SHELX papers.
  • Webinars


    Topic: New features in SHELX_2013
    Presenter: Andrea Thorn, Ph.D., Marie-Curie Fellow, Crystallographic Computing Group, MRC‐LMB, Cambridge, UK

    Host: Paul Sanschagrin
    Recorded on September 19, 2013

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  • Default Versions

    Linux 64:  2013 (182.0 MB)
    OS X INTEL:  2013 (108.6 MB)

  • Other Versions

      Linux 64:

      2019-1 (186.5 MB) , 2023-1 (1.3 KB)
    • OS X INTEL:

      2019-1 (101.3 MB) , 2023-1 (1.2 KB)
  • Developers

    George Sheldrick